Kite Man EP Calls Harley Quinn Spin-off ‘Cheers With Villains’

Kite Man: Hell Yeah! executive producer Dean Lorey has drawn parallels between the upcoming Harley Quinn spin-off series and a classic sitcom. The new series is set to premiere on July 18, exclusively on Max.

Comparison to Classic Sitcom

In a recent interview, Lorey mentioned that one of their ideas for Kite Man: Hell Yeah! was influenced by the Ted Danson-led sitcom Cheers, which aired for eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993. “What we really wanted to do was Cheers with villains,” he explained (via SFX Magazine). “That was the concept because it was something a little different from Harley while still being in the same universe. So, we find him wanting to buy and run a bar. It just creates a safe space for villains because no one wants them around. That’s where we meet him.”

Production and Voice Cast

Kite Man: Hell Yeah! is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Sam Register, Dean Lorey, and Kaley Cuoco, with Lorey also serving as the showrunner. The voice cast features Matt Oberg as Kite Man, Stephanie Hsu as Golden Glider, Cuoco as Harley Quinn, Keith David as Darkseid, Natasia Demetriou as Malice, Jonathan Banks as Noonan, Judith Light as Helen Villigan, and Janelle James as Queen of Fables, among others. The production is a collaboration between Delicious Non-Sequitur and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Series Logline

The logline for the series reads: “Kite Man and Golden Glider take their relationship to the next level by opening a bar in the shadow of Lex Luthor’s Legion of Doom. Nobody said serving cold ones to the most dangerous rogues outside of Arkham Asylum would be easy, but sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and how to hide a body.”

Wrapping Up

Kite Man: Hell Yeah! is set to offer a unique twist on the superhero genre, providing a fresh perspective within the Harley Quinn universe. To stay updated on the latest developments and shows, visit HitPlay.

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